Originally posted by AlphaX
reply to post by lacrimosa
I don't think there is very much deception going on here. It's not like the OP is telling people that they should invest in certain stocks or quit their job. The closest thing I've seen is the OP telling someone to stay with their current job which seems like sound advice if they don't want to risk going without money for a while.
My point is that the OP is not trying to take anything from these people or get them to do anything. No real deception is going on. At worst, someone who got a reading would come away from it thinking that they know more about themselves or their life than they currently do. At best, they would come away from it thinking that they know more about themselves or their life than they currently do.
It just seems to me like you can't deceive someone if you're not telling them to do anything and any deceiving that would be going on here would be inconsequential.
I personally believe that the OP can do what they claim to be able to do but that doesn't mean that if the OP told me to throw all my possessions away and go live in the woods, I would do so purely because I believe in their abilities. The OP isn't doing anything nearly that drastic and even if they were, it would be the person who decided to go do something like that who would be at fault here.
Simply put, there's very little, if any, deception going on here and no one is getting hurt from this. I think the OP is being generous and doing a good thing and they should continue to provide this service. I can respect that you don't want to see people get scammed but if the OP isn't charging for this service, I don't see how any harm can be done.
I sincerely appreciate your response, AlphaX.
Lacrimosa, I by no means have any intention to deceive (though I suppose one could be skeptical and say I'm lying), and am simply providing a service for free, it's just a little fun. I by no means would want anyone to drastically change their lives based on what I say -- I'm just giving people some input and how they take it, and how far they take it, is up to them. I'm not giving information to solve problems, I'm giving information to you so you can solve your own problems based on my advice and your discretion. I completely understand your skepticism and I applaud your outgoing mentality. No harm done.
edit on 10-2-2012 by ofNight because: (no reason given)